CATEGORIES Casting, New Releases, Celebrities and Controversy, Movie Marketing, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalThe entertainment world is still buzzing over yesterday's revelation that Oksana Grigorieva -- mother of Mel Gibson's youngest child -- captured racist and misogynistic tirades directed at her by the actor on tape. RadarOnline had the exclusive on that -- and shared some of the lowlights, including such gems as "You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault," and "I am going to come and burn the f**king house down ... but you will blow me first." Gibson, whose image was still taking a beating from his infamous 2006 DUI arrest (he went on a rant about Jews that time), might have just hammered the final nail into the coffin of his career.
If that's the case, Gibson has no one to blame but himself. However, if he does go down for good, it looks like he might take at least one project with him.
Gibson, who's been largely absent from the screen since that arrest, was hoping to resuscitate his career in 2010. He appeared in Edge of Darkness earlier this year and is starring in Jodie Foster's absolutely bizarre sounding comedy The Beaver. In that film, Gibson plays "a depressed CEO who finds a new lease on life when he begins to communicate with friends and family via a beaver hand puppet." The question now is, what do you do with this film?
Hit the jump for more Mel musings.
Gibson's latest act of self-destruction is so vile that it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to see the actor in a comedic -- or any other -- role. The press junkets for this thing would be a nightmare -- you can't let the star of your movie speak to the press? That's a recipe for disaster. Even if Foster handles all the PR, this film will be overshadowed by the specter of Mel's inexcusable behavior at every turn.
America loves to see famous people fall from grace almost as much as it loves to forgive them and watch them rise again -- but is there any way to overcome something this heinous? Gibson's not a first time offender here and will likely never be able to undo the damage he's caused to his reputation. The shame of it is that he's taking friend and fellow performer Jodie Foster's film down with him. Maybe Tom Cruise isn't the craziest guy in Hollywood after all.
What do you think? Would you ever see another Gibson movie or have you washed your hands of the actor once and for all?